Strictly Come Dancing 2014: week one….point one

New year. New series. New celebrities. New professionals. New hosts.

Yes, it is Friday 26th September and Strictly Come Dancing is BACK.

Months of waiting, weeks of exciting training room tidbits and it all comes down to this. By tomorrow evening, all 15 couples would have performed their first dance and begin the countdown to next week’s epically long show ending with one of them taking an early shower.

Here is what happened this evening…

Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev – Cha Cha to ‘Can You Feel It?’ by The Jacksons

Swear I’ve seen those gold costumes somewhere before.

Oh yes, right, dancing.

Few mistakes but this is week one so nobody really cares too much right now. The potential is clearly there; the rhythm in the hips and the swivel in the feet. Good music, too. I wonder who chose it.

JUDGES: Craig 6, Darcey 7, Len 7, Bruno 7 = 27/40

Tim Wonnacott and Natalie Lowe – Cha Cha to ‘Shop Around’ by Captain & Tennille

Well, the props and gaffing ahboutttttt has debuted pretty early on this year – not that I expected anything less. He even appeared to forget his *SPEAKING LINE*.

So Tim pretty much lived up to my expectations as he was rather rigid as he threw Natalie around and then paraded her around the floor like some kind of prize pony. Oy vey.

JUDGES: Craig 3, Darcey 5, Len 5, Bruno 5 = 18/40

Jake Wood and Janette Manrara -Tango to ‘Toxic’ by Britney Spears

Jake the green ironing board – MOVE, goddamit. Not too much, but just a tiny bit so we know you are allllliiiiveeeee. Hold was strong, but maybe a little too fierce? I don’t know, it just…didn’t work for me. But, I pause to allow you tick this off your bingo card, the acting was good. Like, really moody.

JUDGES: Craig 7, Darcey 7, Len 7, Bruno 7 = 28/40

Judy Murray and Anton Du Beke – Waltz to ‘Mull Of Kintyre’ by Wings

Imagine how different this all would have been had it been a ‘yes’ vote. The VT and everything. Judy and Anton seem like a great pair.

It wasn’t quite as bad as I was anticipating – by all means it wasn’t brilliant. Laboured in places, stuck in others and ruined by the terrible theming of the dance.

Did you know she’s Scottish?

JUDGES: Craig 3, Darcey 4, Len 6, Bruno 5 =18/40

Scott Mills and Joanne Clifton – Cha Cha to ‘Rock DJ’ by Robbie Williams

First chance for us to see newbie professional Jo’s choreography (turns out not great first impression) as well as March 28th born (heh) Scott. Who is a DJ, which explains the terrible song choice and the ‘spinning deck imitation’ starting faff. He didn’t really do much. Just stood there and sometimes punched about while Joanne looked pretty in frills and wiggled around. Eh?

JUDGES: Craig 2, Darcey 4, Len 5, Bruno 5 = 16/40

Pixie Lott and Trent Whiddon – Jive to ‘Shake It Off’ by Taylor Swift

Early outing for starting on the stairs – we’re got most things out the way this evening. Bad point for us trialling Trent’s choreography but comes in marginally better than poor Joanne above.

So with what Pixie had, it was probably the strongest of the evening in terms of performance. Great hips, very bouncy and they make a lovely pairing.

Shame I could see her bedgavunt…(literally: bedding. Read: underwear)

JUDGES: Craig 7, Darcey 6, Len 7, Bruno 7 = 27/40


So that was Friday. Saturday tomorrow (aren’t you glad you have me to tell you that?) and host to the other couples. 7pm, be there!


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